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NCNW Meeting - Sep 2017
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ABOUT US

OUR
Mission

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune, a child of slave parents, distinguished educator and government consultant. With a mission to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities, NCNW addresses issues of human welfare and rights through public education, community service and advocacy.

The Austin Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was in 1946 by Mrs. Marion Jackson Downs (wife of Dr. Karl Downs, the interim president of, then, Samuel Huston College). The Section, though short-lived, made a powerful impact in the Austin community.

The re-activation of the Section was led by Ada DeBlanc Simond, Ingrid Myers Flack, Cecile Banks, and Vera Jones.  The Section’s rechartering occurred October 23, 1974 in Austin, Texas and, at a meeting in Rosewood Park, Ms. Vera Jones was elected Section Leader.

 

During the 1970s and early 1980s, the Section sponsored Essay Contests on Family Life, presented book review, speaker forums, and hosted President Emerita, Dr. Dorothy I. Height at a reception in Austin.  Shortly thereafter, the section became inactive for several years.

In 1983, the section was revitalized with new membership and a mission to increase membership and retention. A membership drive was held and 50 new members were added, Claudia Allen was elected Section Chair (now known as Section President) and the section was in full swing again.

 

To maintain membership, local East Austin historian, Janie P. Harrison, suggested a Membership Tea.  Her innovative idea remains one of the signature programs of the Austin Section to date.  Additional programming, like the Harambee Breakfast Fundraiser, was introduced in the section and remains a venue for networking, exchanging ideas, supporting local vendors, and engaging our local affiliates.

It is our pledge to make a lasting contribution to all that is finest and best in America, to cherish and enrich her heritage of freedom and progress by working for the integration of all of her people, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin into her spiritual, social, cultural, and civic life, and thus aid her to achieve the glorious destiny of a true and unfettered democracy.

The Austin Section has evolved throughout the years in Austin, focusing on youth and young adults of color, presenting enrichment activities to our communities like the Black History Quiz Bowl and Black History Play, and advocating for the black community in Austin through events like the Women of Color Business Workshop.

Legacy of Leadership:

Vera Jones
Claudia Allen
Marvin Kimbrough
Georgia Nell Thomas
Audrey Fontenot
Crystal Bennett
Marilyn Johnson

Dr. Shirley Sprinkles

Sheri A. Marshall

 
 

OUR OFFICERS

Dr. Rashaanne N. Lewis

President

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1st Vice President

Melinda Walker 

2nd Vice President

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Recording Secretary

Zutella Holmes

Corresponding Secretary

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Asst. Recording Secretary
Polly Street

Financial Secretary

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Treasurer

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Social Media Chair
 

OUR EVENTS

NCNW Austin will not have meetings at this time. If you are interested in attending one of our meetings via Zoom please send an email to the address below. We would love to have you! 

Please stay safe and practice social distancing.

 

OUR AFFILIATES

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.

Beta Psi Omega Chapter

Carrie B. Warren Missionary Society Of Metropolitan AME Church

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.

Austin Alumnae Chapter

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IOTA PHI LAMBDA SORORITY, INC.

President, Sheri Marshall

THE LINKS INCORPORATED

Austin Chapter, Town Lake Chapter & Lone Star Chapter

TOP LADIES OF DISTINCTION

Austin Chapter

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Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc.

Delta Beta Chapter

NATIONAL WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT, INC.

Austin Metroplex Chapter

SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC.

Alpha Kappa Sigma Chapter

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CONTACT US

Our Address

Attn: Dr. Rashaanne N. Lewis, President

National Council of Negro Women 

Greater Austin Section
P.O. Box 141243
Austin, TX 78714-1243

Our Email & Phone

Ladypapillon200@outlook.com

Dr. Rashaanne N. Lewis

737-346-2917

We at the National Council of Negro Women Greater Austin Section would love to hear from you. To request more information about the NCNW Austin Section, please complete the form on this page or submit an inquiry using the form below.

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